Montclair State University student Tim Meyer spent his freshman year squeezed into an aging cinder-block dorm room with two roommates and a community bathroom down the hall.
Last week, Meyer toted his belongings to his new room in the university’s new $211 million residence hall complex. Inside, the sophomore found a large double room with a private bathroom, new furniture, high ceilings and large windows with a panoramic view of a nearby mountain.
Even Meyer’s mother was impressed.
"This is amazing," said Liz Meyer, of Paramus. "The space. The size of it."